Kevin Baxter of the LA Times has reported that Landon Donovan will earn $152,500 this season, a significant pay cut from the 4.6 million dollars the Galaxy legend was making in 2014 before he retired.
Donovan's rental fee, say folks familiar with the contract, is $457,500 -- MLS max for a non-DP -- pro-rated for rest of year. So $152,500— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) September 9, 2016
Not that Landon is being underpaid. As Baxter explains, Donovan is making the maximum amount for a non-Designated Player, but his salary is pro-rated for the final 8 games instead of the entire season.
Donovan will also be wearing the No. 26 for two reasons: To celebrate the birth date of his salon Talon, born on Jan. 26th, and as a nod to his Bayer Leverkusen days when Landon also wore number 26.
Will Landon play on Sunday? It’s up in the air. Neither Donovan nor manager Bruce Arena gave committed answers when questioned by the media following training this morning, though after one reporter asked if Landon would be on the game day roster, Bruce replied he would know by tomorrow.